With bohemian elegance
Sitges, a coastal town just 30 minutes outside Barcelona, is a great place to visit on a day trip from Barcelona, but perhaps an even better base for your stay in the region. With its white-washed houses and special light, Sitges offers a balance between bohemian and luxury, a holiday vibe without losing its local spirit, a place to relax yet where you are never too far from a fiesta. The town has succeeded in resisting over-exploitation and still maintains its local charm, even in high season.
The town’s hotels and facilities cater for all needs, making it a great location for large corporate events and celebrations – one of Catalonia’s largest hotels with over 300 rooms is found in Sitges. There are fantastic restaurants, bars and cosy cafés as well as “chiringuitos” – beach bars, stretching along its 4km of sandy beaches. Sitges Marina – the port area, boasts some fantastic seafood restaurants.
Throughout the year, Sitges hosts some of Spain’s most popular events: its Carnival celebration is one of the most famous in the country and its international film festival attracts Sci-Fi movie fans and celebrities from all over the world.
The area is also famous for its micro-climate, due to being surrounded by the mountains of the Garraf National Park. Sitges residents can experience mild, sunny winters and long summer days, even when it is raining in neighbouring towns such as Castelldefels and Barcelona itself.
The Garraf National Park, prominent wine regions such as Penedès are a short distance from the town, making it a perfect base for people who want to try different activities in the region.
Approx. 30 000 inhabitants
25 % of the inhabitants are foreign-born
More than 200 000 residents during high season
Approx. 1 million visitors per year
5000 Hotel rooms whereas 60 % is 4* or 5*
25 minute drive to Barcelona airport
300 days of sunlight per year
Spectacular carnival in the beginnings of February
Famous Sci-Fi movie festival in October
The founder of Bacardi originates from Sitges
The group seems to have had a very good time! So good that the group leader forgot his favorite shoes at the lunch restaurant after the bike ride. Do you think it would be possible to find them back?
The villa very nice, lovely terrace with pool and great fun with table tennis.
The restaurant near the house had fantastic atmosphere and good food.
Visit to the winery was a success and very nice lunch place!
Yes, it was a really super weekend, great weather, so very happy with the trip. 🙂
The trip to Montserrat was good as well. Will try to do more guided tours in the future, one gets to see very much.